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Champagne, Caviar And No Shame At All: Remembering Judith Krantz

The novelist, who died last week at 91, was often slammed by critics as a frivolous sex-and-shopping writer. But her luxuries were meticulously researched and her sex scenes gloriously shameless.

How old was I when I discovered Judith Krantz? The joke works best when the retort is, "not old enough," because heaven help us, her books are . But the truth is, when I picked up at 16 and then tore through every other available novel, I was exactly the right age. Her books were brimming with minute detail about every

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